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Wheeless Road Elementary staff hit road to inform community

The bus ride and flyer distribution by Wheeless Road Elementary School staff was meant to "build connections" between the school and the communities in the surrounding area.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, July 31, 2015

Alternative school to launch mentoring program

Kim Evans, of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA, said the program will help students learn about making good choices, choosing the right friends, coping with emotions and other issues that ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, July 31, 2015

CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Harlem Middle teachers get red carpet

A limousine ride and walk down a red carpet, complete with photographers, might be more pomp than many teachers are used to, but Harlem Middle School Principal Car­la Shelton said her teachers ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Schools use past experience to ready for next wave of testing

The Georgia Milestones replaced the End of Course and Criterion-Referenced Competency standardized tests the previous school year, taking the form of an "end-of-grade" test for grades 3-8 and an ...
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Schools look to curb crime rise

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield | Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 27, 2015

Computer equipment stolen from elementary school

A burglar stole a Dell computer and monitor from Rol­lins Elementary School after smashing their way into a classroom, a police report states.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pringle looks to build resources, trust during school year

As she looks toward her first full year at the helm of district, Superintendent Angela Pringle said she is focused on putting her own stamp on Richmond County's schools.
By Sean Gruber | Saturday, July 25, 2015

GRU Literacy Center improving its tutoring curriculum

The GRU Literacy Center has been helping children and adults improve their reading skills since 1990, but it is now updating its curriculum with a partially online-based program.
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Student teachers must prove classroom skills

Georgia has become one of 12 states to require aspiring teachers to pass a performance-based assessment called edTPA, where candidates must demonstrate their effectiveness in the classroom.
By Tracey McManus | Saturday, July 25, 2015

Search for next GRU police chief yet to begin

Three weeks have passed since former public safety chief William McBride announced his retirement amid an internal investigation, and Georgia Regents University has yet to start a search for a ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, July 24, 2015

Water main break sends BOE employees home

Board of Education spokesman Israel Butler said the water main break occurred in the basement.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Butler High School shows off renovations

As Butler High School Assistant Prin­cipal Kimberly Mathews inspected her school's new look Thursday alongside alumni and the Richmond County Board of Education, she said her only thought was ...
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kroger to give away more than $20,000 in classroom supplies

Kroger's Atlanta Division will show its support for Augusta-area educators on Friday by giving away classroom supplies valued at more than $20,000 at Westside Comprehensive High School on Patriots ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, July 23, 2015

School information, schedules

Here is what you need to know about school registration, bus routes and immunizations in Aiken, Columbia, Richmond and McDuffie counties:
Thursday, July 23, 2015

New Columbia County teachers undergo orientation

More than 190 new teachers got their first in-depth look at their new school system Wednesday morning, undergoing orientation as Columbia County braces for a predicted population boom.
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Incoming medical students take EMT training

Medical College of Georgia started a pilot program this summer with about 20 incoming students to put them through 150 hours of EMT training and get them certified before they even begin classes.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

School board questions application of stormwater fee to schools

The Richmond County Board of Education voted to approve a motion asking the Augusta Commission for more information on the newly passed stormwater fee, with some board members arguing that state ...
By Sean Gruber | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Concerns raised over kidney disease, diabetes

A group that helps fund kidney disease treatment is raising awareness about risk factors. Richmond County's lack of diabetes monitoring only adds to that concern, an official said.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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